Short Stories (links)

Short Stories

Works by Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
An Edith Wharton Chronology (includes more exact dates of publication) 
Edith Wharton’s stories with original dates of publication

For information on films made from Edith Wharton’s works, go to the Edith Wharton Filmography.
All links to the U Virginia site have been updated as of 5/27/13.

Early Uncollected Stories (1900) (3 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

Crucial Instances (1901) (Page images at Google Books) (7 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

The Descent of Man, and Other Stories (1904) (page images at Google Books(9 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

Uncollected Stories 1904-1908 (4 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories (1908). (page images at Google Books(7 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

Tales of Men and Ghosts (1910) (page images at Google Books) (10 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

The Greater Inclination and The Touchstone (1914 edition) (Google Books)

Xingu and Other Stories (1916) (Page Images at Google Books) (8 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

Uncollected Story (1 story)

“Writing a War Story” (1919)

Here and Beyond (1926) (Readers outside the US can find this work at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0606991h.html.) (6 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

Certain People (1930) (Readers outside the U.S. can access the book from the link here: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=olbp31518) (6 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

Human Nature (1933) (5 stories) (For exact dates of first publication, go to this page.)

  • Her Son
  • The Day of the Funeral
  • A Glimpse
  • Joy in the House
  • Diagnosis
The World Over (1936) (7 stories)
Charm Incorporated
Pomegranate Seed *Ghost Stories Bibliography
Permanent Wave
Confession
Roman Fever Excerpts from criticism * Bibliography
The Looking Glass
Duration

Ghosts (1937) )(1 new story)

  • “All Souls” (new in this collection; the rest are reprinted from earlier collections)
  • “The Eyes”
  • Afterward” (from 1910; original magazine version at U Virginia)
  • “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell”
  • “Kerfol”
  • “The Triumph of Night”
  • “Miss Mary Pask,”
  • “Bewitched”
  • “Mr. Jones”
  • “Pomegranate Seed”
  • “A Bottle of Perrier”
  • Contemporary reviews of Edith Wharton’s works are available online at the University of Virginia E-text Center.

The University of Virginia Text Center has made available free versions of Wharton’s stories, poems, and novels for PalmOS devices and Microsoft E-books Readers.

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